Resolve IT Incidents Faster with Incident Manager, a New Capability of AWS Systems Manager

IT engineers pride themselves on the skill and care they put into building applications and infrastructure. However, as much as we all hate to admit it, there is no such thing as 100% uptime. Everything will fail at some point, often at the worst possible time, leading to many a ruined evening, birthday party, or Read more about Resolve IT Incidents Faster with Incident Manager, a New Capability of AWS Systems Manager[…]

CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time

When we launched Amazon CloudWatch back in 2009 (New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch), it tracked performance metrics (CPU load, Disk I/O, and network I/O) for EC2 instances, rolled them up at one-minute intervals, and stored them for two weeks. At that time it was used to monitor Read more about CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time[…]

Announcing Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (in Preview)

Today, in partnership with Grafana Labs, we are excited to announce in preview, Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG), a fully managed service that makes it easy to create on-demand, scalable, and secure Grafana workspaces to visualize and analyze your data from multiple sources. If you’d like to read more about this exciting partnership, check Read more about Announcing Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (in Preview)[…]

Join the Preview – Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)

Observability is an essential aspect of running cloud infrastructure at scale. You need to know that your resources are healthy and performing as expected, and that your system is delivering the desired level of performance to your customers. A lot of challenges arise when monitoring container-based applications. First, because container resources are transient and there Read more about Join the Preview – Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)[…]

AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK

Cloud applications are built using multiple components, such as virtual servers, containers, serverless functions, storage buckets, and databases. Being able to provision and configure these resources in a safe, repeatable way is incredibly important to automate your processes and let you focus on the unique parts of your implementation. With the AWS Cloud Development Kit, Read more about AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK[…]

Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights

Inspecting multiple log groups and log streams can make it more difficult and time consuming to analyze and diagnose the impact of an issue in real time. What customers are affected? How badly? Are some affected more than others, or are outliers? Perhaps you performed deployment of an update using a staged rollout strategy and Read more about Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights[…]

Visualize and Monitor Highly Distributed Applications with Amazon CloudWatch ServiceLens

Increasingly distributed applications, with thousands of metrics and terabytes of logs, can be a challenge to visualize and monitor. Gaining an end-to-end insight of the applications and their dependencies to enable rapid pinpointing of performance bottlenecks, operational issues, and customer impact quite often requires the use of multiple dedicated tools each presenting their own particular Read more about Visualize and Monitor Highly Distributed Applications with Amazon CloudWatch ServiceLens[…]

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – Java and .NET are Now Generally Available

Today, we are happy to announce that Java and .NET support inside the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is now generally available. The AWS CDK is an open-source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources through AWS CloudFormation. AWS CDK also offers support for TypeScript and Python. With the AWS CDK, you Read more about AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) – Java and .NET are Now Generally Available[…]

AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been striving to simplify IT infrastructure. Thanks to services like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), AWS CloudFormation and many more, millions of customers can build reliable, scalable, and secure platforms in any AWS region in minutes. Having spent 10 Read more about AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard[…]

New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack

With AWS CloudFormation, you can model your entire infrastructure with text files. In this way, you can treat your infrastructure as code and apply software development best practices, such as putting it under version control, or reviewing architectural changes with your team before deployment. Sometimes AWS resources initially created using the console or the AWS Command Read more about New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack[…]